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RBA/ESA Economics Competition 2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia has launched this year's RBA/ESA Economics Competition, in conjunction with the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and the UNSW Economics Society.

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Budget 2016-17 - Returning to surplus

'The recently released 2016-17 Commonwealth Budget projects that the Australian Government's underlying cash balance will return to surplus by 2020‑21*. Australian politicians should re-balance the budget with greater urgency.'

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A second 'Chinese economic windfall' for Australians?

With the ‘biggest-ever’ Australian business delegation visiting China last week, we asked Economic Society of Australia's National Economic Panel (NEP) about the potential benefits for Australia of China moving to consumption-led growth.

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Women in Economics Retreat

McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14 - 15 July 2016.  The first annual Australian Women in Economics Retreat will be held in July 2016 at the Serafino Vineyard - APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

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Government investments in major sporting events.

For the fifth poll of the ESA National Economic Panel (NEP), the panel was polled on this proposition: "Government investments in major sporting events usually generate net benefits for the city or region where the investment is made."

 

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Australia Day Honours List

Five Economists were recognised in the 2016 Australia Day Honours List.  AOs were awarded to Professors Peter Drysdale, Henry Ergas, Ann Harding and Warwick McKibbin – and one AM to Professor John Neville. 

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Events

22nd International Panel Data Conference 2016

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 28, 2016, 9:00 am

From: Central Council

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ACE 2016: 11-13 July

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jul 11, 2016, 8:30 am

From: Central Council

ACE2016: 11th - 13th July, 2016  |  The Economic Society of Australia (SA Branch), in association with the Flinders University of South Australia, invites you to the 45th Australian Conference of Economists (ACE2016). ACE2016 is the premier conference for economic professionals.

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APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED - Women in Economics Retreat

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 14, 2016, 8:00 am

From: Central Council

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED for this 2 day retreat, being held as part of ACE2016.  

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Australian Statistical Conference 2016

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Dec 5, 2016, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

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Welcome

Welcome to the ACT Branch of the Economic Society of Australia.

The Canberra Branch is one of the larger branches of the Economic Society, boasting a membership of 300+ members across a variety of sectors including the public service, academe, private and NGOs. Anyone interested in contemporary economic issues and debates is invited to join the Canberra Branch of the Economic Society of Australia. No special qualifications are required for membership, simply an interest in economic issues! Student members are eligible for discounted membership rates.  

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